Several thousand demonstrated on Sunday in Tunisia in support of the decisions taken by President Kais Saied more than two months ago to freeze the work of Parliament, dismiss Prime Minister Hicham Al-Mashishi and enhance his constitutional powers, AFP reported.
The demonstrators gathered on Habib Bourguiba Street in the center of the capital, Tunis, chanting, “The people want the dissolution of Parliament,” “We are all Qais Said, we are all Tunisia,” “The decisions of July 25 are a revolution within the revolution,” “Forward Kais Said,” and “An undemocratic constitution.” According to an AFP correspondent.
Saied announced on July 25 the freezing of Parliament, the dismissal of Prime Minister Hisham al-Mashishi, and the assumption of powers in the country, based on his own interpretation of Article 80 of the Constitution, which allows these decisions to be taken in the face of an “imminent danger”.
On September 22, Saeed issued a presidential order that included other exceptional measures that would enhance his powers at the expense of the government, as well as the parliament that replaces him by “issuing texts of a legislative nature in the form of decrees,” which experts considered a prelude to changing the political system in the country instead of the parliamentary one that stipulated it. 2014 constitution
Security forces deployed in large numbers throughout Habib Bourguiba Street and surrounded the demonstrators who were stationed in front of the Municipal Theater building, waving the Tunisian flag.
Pictures of the president and banners reading “The people want a revision of the constitution”, “Saeed the people’s official spokesman” and “With you to the end” were raised.
On Wednesday, Saeed assigned a woman unknown in the political scene, Najla Bouden, to form a new government that works to combat corruption and address economic and social priorities.